CPHO announces 66 new cases; COVID reported in Łutselkʼe, Inuvik

A COVID outbreak has been declared at Aven Manor in Yellowknife. (Photo by Luke Carroll/ CKLB.)

The chief public health officer announced 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the territory in the past 24 hours.

There have also been more hospitalizations over that time and a total of 36 people have been hospitalized since the start of the current outbreak.

The cumulative number of people in the intensive care unit has remained at 13.

There are 243 active cases in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, 119 in Behchokǫ̀, five in Fort Smith, three in Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation, three in Wekweètì, one in Whatì, one in Łutselkʼe, one in Inuvik and one in Fort Good Hope.

Four of the cases in Yellowknife were reported at Aven Manor.

In a press release Aven Manor CEO Daryl Dolynny says all who have tested positive have minor symptoms. Dolynny adds the long-term care facility will continue testing all staff and residents on a  four day rotating schedule.

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Luke Carroll
Luke Carroll is a journalist originally from Brockville, Ont. He has previously worked as a reporter and editor in Ottawa, Halifax and New Brunswick. Luke is a graduate of Carleton University's bachelor of journalism program. If you have a story idea, feel free to send him an email at luke.carroll@cklbradio.com